Chennai’s largest and upcoming industrial and automobile belt – Sriperumbudur-Oragadam today saw the opening of its first international hotel – Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur. The perfect mix of modernity and tradition, the hotel allows its guests to truly experience South India by offering a contemporary ‘home away from home’. Ideally located for business travellers with its proximity to major corporates and IT companies, it is only a 45 minute drive from Chennai International Airport and an hour’s drive from the historic monuments and beaches of Mahabalipuram.
This marks AccorHotels’ sixth property in Chennai, the Gateway of South India and seventh property in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is also in the vicinity of Kanchipuram famous for its historic temples and Kanjeevaram sarees. Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur features 100 well-appointed guest rooms, including six suites. Each guest room features spacious interiors and modern design, and comes equipped with in-room amenities, including complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access. The hotel also features a state-of-the-art fitness centre where fitness enthusiasts can enjoy their work out with the best and latest equipment.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Neeraj Govil, Chief Executive, SMP Management Group said: “We have a long standing association with Chennai and hence, it was quite logical for us to commence our association with AccorHotels from Chennai. We are privileged to partner with AccorHotels in bringing Mercure, the first international brand to the new and fast-growing industrial corridor of Oragadam. Leading national and international brands in the automotive sector have already set-up operations here and the market is ready and looking forward to a brand new property offering international standards of amenities and operations.”
“It is a proud moment for us to announce our first Mercure in Sriperumbudur. The opening of the hotel marks yet another milestone for AccorHotels’ expansion and growing brand presence in the country,” said Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer, India & South Asia, AccorHotels. “Chennai is an important market for us as it enjoys the unique positioning of being a business hub with a rich cultural heritage. The launch of this hotel has made us the largest hotel operator in Chennai with six hotels and a combined inventory of more than 950 rooms. We are well represented in the Tamil Nadu market with brands like Novotel, Mercure and ibis.” said
True to its lineage, Mercure as a brand has its personality firmly rooted in the local environment and culture, thus offering guests an authentic experience. Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur features local elements which are reflected in the design and the cuisine. Drawing from the deep-rooted cultural heritage of Tamil Nadu and the rich corpus of literature, the hotel rooms give guests a taste of this ancient history through the writing of “Thirukkural” by the celebrated Tamil poet and philosopher, Thiruvalluvar which is depicted in the wallpaper used in the hotel. Omnipresent throughout the hotel is the theme of the Lotus as a symbol of Creation, while, the lobby is an ode to the local craftsmanship thorough vibrant and colourful displays of Tamil art. To ensure that guests have an all-round experience, staff includes personnel from the city and nearby places who can assist guests in understanding the local culture and help in sight-seeing.
As part of the food and beverage offerings, Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur is home to Melange, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant that offers a wide selection of quintessential local delicacies and an array of local and international cuisines. The Hybrid Sports Bar offers guests a sporty vibe along with beverages, finger foods and gourmet selections from the Deli and is the perfect place to unwind after a long day. Anahata, the hotels’ alfresco poolside restaurant offers complete rejuvenation overlooking the hotel greens, serving an exquisite selection of grill favourites and chef surprises for dinner. For event and social gatherings, the hotel features six modern meeting room with state-of-the-art audio and visual systems and banquet facilities.
Rahul Nama, General Manager, Mercure Chennai Sriperumbudur said, “We are excited and proud to introduce the Mercure brand to Tamil Nadu. The property is designed in a contemporary and modern style, yet blends perfectly with the local ambiance. We look forward to welcoming corporate and leisure travellers seeking the high level of comfort, service and quality which are synonymous with the Mercure brand.”
The hotel also joins Le Club AccorHotels; one of the most powerful and rewarding loyalty programs in the world, which offers more than one million members in India benefits including the most attractive rates, faster check-in, late check-out and upgrades, among other exclusive privileges.
With more than 770 hotels in 61 countries located in the centre of key cities, Mercure provides a multi-service offering to business and leisure guests with spacious, modular rooms, balanced meals, meeting rooms, a multi-purpose lobby and fitness centres.
To celebrate its opening, the hotel is offering stay for a limited time at a special price of INR 4,999 (plus taxes) per night, inclusive of breakfast, complimentary and high speed Wi-Fi connectivity
With Mercure, AccorHotels offers hotels that are all different and locally inspired.
Mercure is the only midscale hotel brand that combines the strength of an international network with a strong quality commitment and the warm experience of hotels that are rooted in their local community. Mercure hotels are managed by enthusiastic hoteliers and welcome business and leisure travelers across the world. Mercure has over 770 hotels in 61 countries. They are ideally located in city centers, by the sea or in the mountains.
AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.
AccorHotels in India
AccorHotels operates a network of nine distinctive brands with over 8,500 rooms spread across 47 properties in 22 key destinations in India. Underpinned by operational excellence and embracing its European heritage, AccorHotels is uniquely placed as the only international hotel group with brands that span across all segments, from its internationally acclaimed luxury Sofitel, Fairmont, Pullman, Swissôtel and Grand Mercure brands; as well as the popular Novotel and Mercure midscale and boutique brands alongside the much-prized economy brands including ibis, ibis Styles.